Wednesday 22 August 2012

New Irish police museum to be built in Belfast

A new museum is to be built in Belfast to tell the history of the police in Ireland from 1814 to the present day. The museum, which will recount the history of the Peace Preservation Force, the Royal Irish Constabulary, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the modern Police Service of Northern Ireland, is to be based in a new purpose built two floored building. It will be free to the public when it opens in two years in time for the 200th anniversary of policing in Ireland, telling the story of the oldest police force in the British Isles (London's Met was not formed until 1829).

I have no police ancestry in my tree, but I can't wait for this to open - from the sounds of things, it's going to be brilliant! The full story is at


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